Denise Piva: One Tree
2pm Saturday 5 November 2016
One Tree is local artist Denise Piva’s exploration of a poinciana tree located on the corner of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, just outside Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. The poinciana tree has been a feature of the Cleveland streetscape since the 1930s with a significant refurbishment and planting in the 1990s. Apart from its historical significance, the poinciana is an interesting tree with its fluid, expressive limbs and wrinkly exterior. One Tree showcases paintings and photographs of the tree from different angles, distances, light and seasons.
This focus on the different aspects of the poinciana is intended to encourage locals to observe and acknowledge the everyday beauty of these trees.